It's time for the hallowed halls of hip-hop history to start giving Lupe Fiasco his due respect. Not, you understand, as a purveyor of conscientious rap music bursting with positive-leaning messages; nor for the Chicago-based rapper's ground-breaking work as a foremost collector of limited edition Japanese toys and selvedge denim. And not even for simply holding the envious position of being Kanye West's lesser-famed friend. Nope, Lupe is long overdue righteous recognition for his unparalleled service in establishing himself as hip-hop's greatest-ever whiner. If there is something to moan about, Lupe's already got a soundbite ready to roll.

[Read more here, courtesy of SF Weekly]